Key dates & Schedule
Key dates & Schedule
Honouring the traditions of local agricultural shows and produce markets around Australia, the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show celebrates heritage, quality, provenance and innovation.
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The integrity of Sydney Royal competitions rests in the hands of accomplished, knowledgeable and, most importantly, independent judges. Judging process The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future Judges. The process is overseen by a Chair of Judges and includes separate judging panels. Each panel consists of one Panel Chair, three Judges and one Associate Judges. Medals are determined by the Judges using the following point scale: Gold medal for outstanding Exhibits gaining 90.0pts and over; Silver medal for excellent Exhibits gaining 82.0pts but less than 90.0pts; Bronze medal for quality Exhibits gaining 74.0pts but less than 82.0pts. Associate Judges The Committee has embarked on a path of growing the pool of Judges available and have adopted a rotation policy to refresh the judging panels and give them a different dynamic and capture potential new judges coming through the industry and therefore endorses the development of future judges by offering Associate Judging positions. Stewarding Stewards play a valuable part in the judging of each competition and ensure the day runs smoothly through the coordination and preparation of exhibits for Judges. Stewarding is a fantastic way of leaning more about the industry, competitions and the judging process, with opportunities to develop into Associate Judge and Judge roles in the future.
The Sydney Royal Fine Food show is passionate about supporting the Australian Food Industry through learning and development. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822. Today, through the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, we are promoting and rewarding excellence in the Australian food industry. Networks The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show is committed to attracting the very best professionals as Judges and Stewards, providing an excellent environment for networking and professional development to all participants, resulting in benefits for the industry at large. Development of Judges The judging panel for the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show is selected by our Chair of Judges for each Competition and the RAS of NSW Fine Food Committee and aims to include a combination of food industry educators, product retailers, product users, chefs, manufacturers, technologists from Industry, and other specialists and Industry groups.
Since 2006, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW presents the ultimate award in agricultural excellence, The President’s Medal. It is unique in that the Medal is not awarded solely on taste; the Medal recognises a producers overall financial, social and environmental integrity through the entire production cycle from gate to plate. It draws from Sydney Royal Champions from throughout the year, examines, and celebrates truly inspirational, innovative agricultural food and beverage achievers.